“She Shall Be Called” (SSBC) is a community of women committed to understanding and embodying true womanhood through biblically defined standards. Although man and woman have been created equal as persons before God, it is important to understand that God created man and woman with distinct roles as part of His created and established order. Our goal is to use scripture (God’s Word) as the blueprint for understanding Christian womanhood. We encourage 1) exegetical study of scripture, 2) authentic and consistent prayer time, as well as 3) community fellowship with other women all as essential spiritual disciplines designed to better help us understand our roles as women and more importantly as means to consistently commune with Jesus!
"She Shall Be Called" aims to hold a set of beliefs that are not so broadly open that they fail to make vitally important distinctions that the Bible itself makes. However, we do not insist that every person share the same precise set of theological convictions on every matter. The main point here is that there are negotiables and non-negotiables when it comes to doctrinal distinctives.
Those distinctives that we believe to be fundamental to the Christian faith are: the eternal existence of the triune God, the complete humanity and deity of Jesus Christ, the virgin conception of Christ and His incarnation as the eternal Son of God, the utter sinfulness of all humanity, the substitutionary death of Christ as the only way of salvation, the physical resurrection of Christ, His sure return, salvation by God’s grace through faith in Christ alone, and the infallibility and divine authority of the Bible as a faithful and true guide to what we are to believe and how we are to live.
Additionally, we take seriously the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Without compromising the sovereignty of God, we affirm the responsibility of each person to repent and believe on Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We further affirm our responsibility to extend the message of the Gospel as a call to salvation to everyone who hears its message.
We ascribe to additional distinctives that can be summarized by our glad affirmation of the responsibility of every person to repent and believe, and that it is God who, by His sovereign electing grace, draws men and women, otherwise dead in sin, to faith in His Son. By this faith alone are God’s people justified. Furthermore, these distinctives also include affirming the sovereignty of God in His creation, providence and election of believers apart from any merit of their own; the irresistible grace of God provided for and preceding the faith of the individual; the sufficiency of God’s grace apart from which every person is dead in sin and wholly defiled in all his/her faculties of soul and body; the efficacy of Christ’s death for all those who believe in Him by grace; the safe-guarding of all those for whom Christ died for eternal life. We desire and seek to hold to our convictions humbly, recognizing the sincerity and earnestness of godly women who hold to other positions.
Moreover, we are committed to doctrinal soundness which is primarily expressed by means of a doctrinal statement that we believe is a good and accurate summary of the Bible’s teaching. We recognize that our expression of biblical truth is not flawless, yet we believe it to be a carefully worded summary of the Bible’s content.
We further recognize that knowledge alone leads invariably to pride. It is our sincere desire to affirm truth in genuine Christian love. We believe that truth properly applied will issue forth in the affections of the heart being stirred to obedience, thus yielding a life that glorifies God. Such a God-glorifying life is the very purpose of our existence.
(Adapted from the Theological Distinctives of East Point Church, East Point, GA)
SSBC affirms the Danvers Statement on biblical manhood and womanhood that are stated below.
The Danvers Statement summarizes the need for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) and serves as an overview of our core beliefs. This statement was prepared by several evangelical leaders at a CBMW meeting in Danvers, Massachusetts, in December of 1987. It was first published in final form by the CBMW in Wheaton, Illinois in November of 1988.
We have been moved in our purpose by the following contemporary developments which we observe with deep concern:
Based on our understanding of Biblical teachings, we affirm the following: